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  1. I just came off 11 days on that ship and I loved it. They kept it fanatically clean, the crew were friendly and amazing, it was fun, she purrs like a kitten, the food was good, (wasn't particularity fond of the dinners but loved the buffet) and I've got four years on you, so just go have a great time!
  2. Maybe flying through a rainbow is what we seek to achieve when we cruise?
  3. Yep, I buy the polarization theory completely.
  4. Thanks teacher, you made me smile broadly!
  5. Sure, why not! I captured Dorian lightning in a cloud coming into Miami...
  6. Hmmm, I don't know! They are vivid but might be due to distortion from the thick airplane window. Thank you for checking out my blog!
  7. Wow, thanks! It sounds like your time spent there was enjoyable and that makes my day!
  8. I've got more pictures from the cruise on my blog if anyone is interested: https://www.oldmanjim.com/
  9. Thanks! I've been looking over that Fleet Guide pdf, very informative. My next cruises will be based on price of course, itinerary, time of year (although hurricane season worked out really well for me :-) and then work my way up the fleet classes with an eye on the amped ships. Thanks for the advice everyone!
  10. You're right, I can't just book future cruises on nothing but the Empress. I will expand my horizons...
  11. Huge is a relative term for an old guy in a small Tennessee town. I saw lots of bigger boats along the way on that cruise and I imagined what it would be like on one and concluded that the Empress was huge enough. I don't need a water slide or a city within a city, I just want a limber little boat that I can walk from one end to the other easily.
  12. Thanks! I have never had a bad day at sea so I can't compare.
  13. I was on the recent extended Empress cruise (due to Dorian), it was my first cruise, and I just wanted to say that was the best consecutive eleven days I've ever experienced, and I'm an old guy that's seen a lot. I'm a huge Royal Caribbean fan now, can't imagine riding with anyone else from here on out. I don't know if it's appropriate but I'm posting a sunset photo taken the night before arriving back in Miami.
  14. I love this little ship.Granted, my first cruise so I have nothing to compare, but it feels kind of like I'm on a private yacht and the owner is a guy with a thick Norwegian accent who comes over the intercom occasionally telling us to enjoy everything on him!
  15. I had an amazing adventure in Roatan with a cab and an all day drive around the island for $40, which would not have happened but for this!
  16. I'm very aware of that. I can imagine my disappointment if this cruise had been shortened or canceled.
  17. I'm sure most of you R/C followers are aware of what's going down on this ship right now, but just in case: They canceled CocoCay because of the hurricane and then decided it was not safe to return to Miami today so they extended the cruise by three days. A lot of folks bailed in Cozumel and then we sailed to Roatan for the day. We're now at sea heading to George Town for tomorrow, then back in Miami (maybe) on Wednesday. The three days are totally free! They extended my drink and internet packages at no charge and even the gratuities stopped at 8 days. Instead of getting off the boat in Miami this morning I'm on a whole new adventure, compliments of Royal Caribbean. This is my first cruise ever and man am I a brand new fan of this cruise line!
  18. Thanks again, JL, just the information I needed. One of these days I'll have a couple cruises under my belt and I'll be able to give advice.
  19. One thought, perhaps a bit off-topic, but what's the proper way to order these drinks to imply that you don't want to exceed the package cap (what, about $13). It's great to request a top shelf label, but do you say "only if it's covered under the package"? That just seems kind of uncool. ?
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